What's Happening at C. H. Booth Library

Newtown Historical Society: Transatlantic Airships

Monday, May 6th at 7:30 in the Meeting Room. The general public is familiar with only one airship, the Hindenburg.  However, there is a rich and fascinating history of attempts and schemes to cross the Atlantic Ocean with airships.  Through pictures and a lecture by Jason Scaputicci, come learn about this interesting and largely forgotten history. No registration required.  

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Ice Cream Social for Seniors

Thursday, May 23rd from 2-3:30 on the patio. Seniors (citizens, not high schoolers), come and enjoy an Ferris Acres ice cream treat courtesy of the library. If the weather is bad, call ahead at (202)426-4533.

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Stamford Museum and Nature Center presents: Edible Insects

Saturday, May 18 at 2 pm in the library meeting room discover the who, what, where and why behind eating bugs. From mealworm spaghetti to roasted tarantula, find out why people have been eating insects and invertebrates for hundreds of years. We'll meet some live bugs that might be on a menu somewhere, as well as some animals that eat bugs. Brave participants will also have a chance to try an edible insect snack, if ...

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More Needle Felting with Katie!

Thursday, May 23rd from 4:30 to 6:00. Create a small ornament or animal using dyed wool roving and a burred needle. All supplies are included, no fee. Register, please.

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Career Bus April 22 update

The Career Bus has cancelled both the morning and afternoon sessions for Monday, April 22.  However, the Library will be having a resume workshop that day from 10 am to 11:30 am in the Community Room. Register, and bring your laptop or tablet or borrow one of our new iPads, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  Please go to our calendar to register for the resume workshop.

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Volunteer Fair, Friday May 10

Are you looking for a way to personally support some of the great causes in town? Come to the C. H. Booth Library on Friday, May 10 from 3:00-5:00 pm, where the Friends of Newtown Seniors will be hosting many local groups looking for YOU! Opportunities to work with organizations in many different fields will be available.  Stop by for a stress-free way to see some of the great non-profits in town and see how you ...

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Friends’ Spring Donation Day is Sunday 4/28!

For more details...   What: Book Donation Day - Bring your books, DVDs, CDs, LPs, Video Games, Board Games, and Puzzles! When: Sunday, April 28 from 12 to 5 PM (Rain or Shine!) Where: Easy drop-off at the C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, in the rear parking lot. Questions? Call 203-270-4537 Sponsored by the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library

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Facebook Basics

NEW! Join us for the library's tech classes for adults! April 24, 2:00 pm Facebook is the most popular social networking website in the world, with over 1 billion active users. It’s a great way to stay in touch with family and friends. In this very basic course, you will learn about Facebook, become a member of this free website and post messages and photos online. After this course, you will be able to continue making friends ...

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Meet the Instruments: a hands on workshop

Performance artist and strings teacher, Seray Goktekin  will introduce children to the violin, viola and cello Saturday, April 20, May 4 and June 1 at 2:00 pm in the library meeting room.  In this fun interactive program children will be able to touch, tap and pluck strings under the guidance of experienced instructors. For ages 5-9 with an adult partner. Register online for each class you wish to attend.

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Read to Tucker

Tucker is back from wintering in Florida. Starting May 2-June 27, independent readers of all ages can sign up to read to Tucker Thursday afternoons between 4:30-5:30 pm.  Indicate your time preference when you register online. 

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Sunday Spring Tea and Fashion Talk

Sunday, April 28th from 2:00 to 4:00. You are invited to a Fancy Tea, with home-baked treats and a lecture by the delightful Susan J. Jerome on "How Politics Influenced Fashion Throughout History." Fancy dress not required, but appreciated. Bring your favorite tea cup, or we'll provide a paper one. Please register.

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Art of Post-Revolution Mexico

Wednesday, May 15th at 6:30 in the Meeting Room. This ArtScapades lecture concentrates on artists who were working after the 1910 Mexican Revolution, setting aside the constraints of colonialism and dictatorship, and beginning to tell the story of the Mexican people. The lives and work of these four artists will be discussed: José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, and Frida Kahlo. Wine and cheese. Please register.

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Black Bears

Saturday, May 4th at 11:00 am in the Meeting Room. Join Phillip Robbins of Wild Birds Unlimited for a look into the lives of one of the largest animals in the state, the black bear. We'll explore the biology and life history of these secretive animals as well as share some tips and tricks to help reduce the likelihood of bear visits in your own yard. We'll also discuss feeders and food options that birds ...

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Gentle Movement with Sean Fitzpatrick

Thursday, April 25th at 2:00 in the Meeting Room. Join us to practice the fundamentals of strength, flexibility, and balance.  Together we will examine appropriate motions of all of the major joints and give examples of how to personalize exercise selections.  All are welcome as we will take the time to explore different conditions, questions, and body types.  Movement and exercise is relative to the individual, and finding successful motion is important.  Wear comfortable clothing ...

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All of Us Newtown

As part of the ‘Healthy Community’ movement in Newtown, and as an agent of community cooperation and collaboration, the C.H. Booth Library’s All of Us Newtown project is a program of outreach involving public education about the All of Us Research Program and health information literacy using resources available from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Click to learn more!

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EverWonder Brings Science and Engineering to the Library

Saturday, February 16, March 2, April 13 and May 11 at 2pm in the library meeting room, join educators from the EverWonder Children's Museum in Newtown as they explore a new topic each month.  For children in grades K-2. Register online for each program you plan to attend.

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Music Dynamics with Brad Peterson for ages 2-6

Meets Fridays through May 10, at 11:30 am in the the library meeting room. Music educator, Brad Peterson will lead children in a variety of  musical activities including finger plays, nursery rhymes, poems, songs, circle games, dances and stories. Each session is a fun, fast paced lesson designed to help children with pitch matching and steady beat skills, as well as helping them with their early language arts development. Register online for each class you plan ...

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Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time for ages 4-6

Bilingual story time meets Saturday at 1:00 pm:  April 13 & 27 in the children's story hour room.  Born in Ecuador, instructor Belen Fiallo will introduce children to basic Spanish words through stories, songs and play. Belen has a degree in early childhood education and has written a bilingual children's book called 'Eri's Adventure.' Open to children ages 4-6.  Register online for each class you plan to attend.

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Soccer Skills and Drills for ages 3-6

Coach Tony is back!  Soccer skills and drills starts Wednesday, January 9 and runs trough May 29, 4:45-5:15 p.m. in the library meeting room (note the new start time).  Children will learn basic soccer skills while promoting coordination and cooperative play.  Registration required.

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Science Saturday: Gr. K-2

Meets Saturday, January 26 at 2:00 pm. in the library meeting room.  Gayna Swart, MS will lead informative, fun and interactive programs designed to expose children to the most fascinating aspects of science. Every month children will focus on a new topic:  1/26:  Color Chemistry,  2/23: What to animals do in winter?, 4/27: Insects and pollinators,  5/25:  How the sun effects life on earth.   Register online.

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Prabha Makayee will be meditating every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 on the second floor. Just check at the circulation desk to find out where. Anyone is welcome to ask her how or to join in.  

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Computer Tutor

Mondays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Get one-on-one computer help on Mondays. Schedule an appointment in person at the Reference Desk, by phone at 203-426-8552, or by email at reference@chboothlibrary.org

Mark Your Calendars!

Spring Donation Day is 4/28! Click here to learn more…

Visit the Little Book Store
Books, gifts and more from the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library.
On the second floor of the library, across from the new books.




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